The 6th round China-Norway Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Talks was held in Oslo, Norway, from December 15th to 17th. China and Norway delegation exchanged in-depth views on issues of services, investment, rules of origin, SPS/TBT, trade remedy, intellectual property rights, and made positive progress.

Norway is one of China's important economic and trade partners in North Europe. The economic and trade relationship of both countries keeps a good momentum of development in recent years, and the mutually beneficial cooperation of both sides has been further deepened in the fields of trade, investment and technology import. In the first 11 months of 2009, the bilateral trade volume was up by 14.7 percent year on year to US$ 4.47 billion, among which the export volume to Norway was US$ 1.9 billion, down 12 percent year on year, the import volume from Norway reached US$ 2.6 billion, up 47 percent year on year. China's Machinery and Electronic Products took up nearly 50% of the export to Norway including vessels, electronic appliance, computers, communication and mechanical equipments; and the products like chemical fertilizers, fish products, and petrochemical products took up a large proportion of China's import from Norway, which obviously embodied the mutual complementarity of commodity structure of the bilateral trade. Additionally, the cooperation of both countries in the fields of seamen labor services, information & communication, pharmaceuticals, is also becoming closer and closer.

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